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here and paying attention and wanting to be in city hall and to share knowledge back and forth and having these joint meetings. of for the, it will just open the door to future partnerships. thank you for having me. thank you for being here. president mazzucco: thank you, mr. henderson. before continue, and i survived the youth commission in my house. a fellow commissioners said we need to acknowledge those who are here, so we went to a knowledge our public officials who are here tonight. >> good evening again. it is an honor today for the many individuals and apartments here. it is an honor for chief sir -- suhr and president mazzucco. this represents the desire in
san francisco, and it is a pleasure to have them and allowing us to use their chambers. thank you to supervisor campos for his leadership on this issue, and it is always a pleasure to have many city department leaders and youth, stakeholders. thank you, chief, from dcyf, claudia anderson with eastern support services, tara reagan, paul. i am glad we have many influential players in the chamber tonight. i also want to set the tone of tonight's meeting.
i am personally very interested to hearing all of your genuine experiences you have had in the past, however we do want to keep the conversation moving forward, so therefore, i believe the theme, the concept that we are trying to set or atone is let's advocate, let's advocate as individuals, as individuals who have experience, whether it is negative interactions with police, let's attach it to your experiences and story by identifying the root problems that we have and also providing solutions so that we can learn from each other, and also, we would like to hear the positive outcomes that have occurred with youth and police officers, so please share those so that we can replicate those in the future, and also, we know
we have, as a youth commission, and the committee, thank you for being here today. thank you for the many, many hours on this project, preparing for it. we have some issues we would like to talk about, and if you have not received the survey, which is out in front, please fill it out. this is around some of the issues we like to talk about, training, that we would like to see for the police department, where they can involve youth, community-based organizations involved in the training, as well, and they can be included in real-life scenarios where we can say how these substance- based ratings can provide visual guidance of the interaction as
we know the substance based training has accomplished in goals in the past, excuse me, from the procedure. it has reduced over 50%, and we would also like to talk about having a concept -- comprehensive distribution of the know your rights bulletins, because this is how you should interact, sylvia comes cannot become negative, also guiding them in knowing what their rights are and process. we would also like to talk about perhaps a revised mou and we understand the powers that be and the ways that police
officers are given -- giving their lives to their job, and their profession, and we understand that, need be, arrests have to be made, but we also want to take into the fact that our city has been a leadership city, and taking into account the youths' perspective, and at schools where arrests may be made, and that they can be handled appropriately. the job has to be done. it also impacts the classroom and others. i believe with all of the leadership and attendance and all the creativity, i am confident that we will reap positive outcomes for today, so thank you, and think you to the members of the public today. we're interested in hearing your experiences and stories, but
please, let's advocate. thank you. president mazzucco: thank you, commissioner ontiveros. i want to thank my fellow commissioner, commissioner chan, for her hard work. commissioner chan: it is also mario, too. president mazzucco: 01 to start with some, including the excelsior unit, and the youth. the vietnamese youth development center. the juvenile advisory department. huckleberry you services. the mission neighborhood center, the northwest crisis response network, the samoan community development center, the sunset
use services, larkin street center for young women development, the omega boys club, with its director year, dr. marshall, the japanese community youth center, the institute of familia, the boys and girls club, the international studies high- school, the united playas, sfpd teen/young adult form, the referral center, the truancy assessment referral center, downtown high school, the advisory board, horizons unlimited, the jewish vocational services, and others, so you can see we have a lot of groups in this town that are dedicated, and it is a very diverse group. an announcement here. an announcement to make from the
sheriff's department. vehicles parked in front of city hall, 1050 and 1192 need to be removed. i am just passing that along. we are going to move into public comment, because we want to hear from the kids first, to hear what you are thinking, and then we will hear from the organizations to have participated in making this a great city for youth, and then we will hear from the police department and occ, and as my colleague said, part of this is about opening a dialogue. there are the officers you see tonight, your researchers officers -- resources officers. they are protecting the community, and sometimes it is hard to seabed beyond the badge. without further ado, we will move in. and specter, please call the item.
clerk: item number two, public comment. members of the public are about to address, but not to individual commissioners or to department or occ personnel. during public comment, neither police nor occ personnel nor commissioners are required to respond but may provide a brief response. individual commission rules -- commissioners and police and occ personnel should refrain from having a conversation. we have a lot of people who want to speak, so we will limit the comments to two minutes. president mazzucco: thank you. first speaker.
you are on. >> peter alexander. i am speaking on behalf of a 10- year-old child. i have here an interview with me with the former head of los angeles fbi, ted gunderson, and i wish to give this to the youth commission to review and then to share this with our most excellent police chief, chief suhr. i am going to read off some names. willie brown, arlen specter, barney frank, roger mahony, ratzinger, who is now a book, robert byrd, george bush, warren buffett, and michael ikea. it was 1985 at the bohemian grove. it was a ritual, sort of a
catholic nazi satanic working. if you will, there were nine relative unknowns which i just named. the most unique killing table with nine, retractable, sharp knives. a young catholic, collins, snatched off the streets of san francisco, was sacrificed. after this, each participant, buoyed by the others, rose to prominence. leaders of the minions, princes. nine arms, 9 blades, and this is very important because the statute of limitations of murder, there is none, and i was present at this event. as is described in detail on this document, and i give this to the youth because i trust you
more than i trust lawyers, because adults can sometimes be compromised. i trust the police chief, but i want the used to read this, and i also read papers that i will hand to both sides of the table regarding the details of this abduction and murder. ted gunderson, as i said, was the former head of the los angeles fbi. he interviewed me. i provided every name, every description of what occurred, and i am asking at this time that the people involved be dealt with by the law enforcement, swiftly and effectively, because this young man has been buried in history, and is now time to do him true justice. i am your servant. and i thank you for blessing me with a few moments of your time. thank you very much.
president mazzucco: if you were actually present at a crime, you can talk to the officers about what you saw. next speaker. unfortunately, it is public comment, so people can say anything. we are here with the use, but we will hear from other groups, fortunately or unfortunately, so -- >> my name is hobby. -- habib. i am a mother of four, and i am very concerned about what happens in this subculture. there is the criminal exploitation of children by the retired detective. he writes, human intelligence is a fancy way of describing how the intelligence community uses children to compromise anybody
they deem necessary, extortion and human intelligence are often byproducts of pornography and prostitution. in 1992, after two hours of conversation with michael, who has admitted a long involvement with, names deleted, and other covert operations concerning the types of operations he had been involved in during his lifetime, it became apparent that he had become involved at a very young age. when asked, he stated that at the age of 13 while visiting chile with members of the council, he was recruited by a common name deleted, of the cia. at this time, he was asked if he had in fact become a chicken, which is a term used by pedophiles to talk about the children that they prey on, and he said yes and said he had also been trained in the fine art of human intelligence.
the investigation continued until 1989. the evidence uncovered in this investigation proves that 834 children were kidnapped and used by this subculture. [bell] president mazzucco: you have 30 seconds. >> this is only the tip of the iceberg of the depravity that was covered up. the most comprehensive and accurate book about an actual kidnapping and the usual cover of that occurs was written by the mother of one person, and the book is "why can't johnny come home?" >> excuse me, your time is up. president mazzucco: thank you. now we can hear from the youth. >> i am a sophomore at high school, and i would like to
thank you for allowing us the opportunity to voice our concerns. the teenaged form has been meeting for the past seven months, and when chief suhr visited the magic zone, he said he could do everything we listed accept or having police officers. we walked away believing our ideas would be put in action, and we hope this is still the plan. can someone tell us the purpose of the chief's teen forum. we do not know what they were planning. we would like to revisit the ideas that were presented to the chief at the beginning of the year. president mazzucco: thank you. next. >> my name is jackson. i go too -- i am a sophomore. i would like to revisit the project that we hope to organize with the sfpd.
we asked the chief on career day where the young people could learn about different careers in law enforcement. meeting with the teen forum. were affirmed by commander ali in san francisco. a work force of focus. we would like to increase participation. if you others our policy, sensitivity training workshops, and other events that can bring the police and community together. we hope that our ideas will be implemented for the community. thank you. president mazzucco: thank you. >> hello, my name is libya, and i go to mercy high school. to incorporating this in their meetings to help benefit the whole community. working together for months, we should be able to incorporate all ideas that are given. by keeping the youth from
participating in the process, you are hindering communications from occurring. in the future, the youth should be included in all steps or maximum results. thanks. >> hi, i am -- and i would like to address the transportation fees for the youth. cash strapped families who cannot afford to let their families use bart and muni would be helped tremendously. this would encourage them to not stay home in their collective neighborhoods and look for employment opportunities that might be elsewhere. >> high. after collaborating with law- enforcement, we want to ensure that our ideas are implemented into a process bringing the community and law enforcement together. we are trying to make our community reaches its full potential working on law- enforcement. in order to reach our goals and better our community, both
communities -- both parties need to be working together throughout the process. >> hello, my name is -- shapiro. i go too -- i am a junior. i would like to address the absence of law enforcement officials. relationships are strained. we could fix this by putting their presence in the activities. basically, the police should be around in situations other than when illegal deeds are occurring. they will be seen not on as a means of authority but as a friend to the community as well. thank you. president mazzucco: thank you. next speaker. >> hunters point family, and we are here to show our support for the wilderness program and another program. >> hello, my name is -- and i am here to represent the rafting
trip. i would like to go again. also, without officer michael, i would not be able to have this experience. >> my name is -- and i am looking forward to go fishing later on in the summer with the program. >> my name is michael, and i have been fishing with officer mike a couple of times in the past years. i would like to go again. i have also been rafting. officer mike, he did not just take this on fishing trips. he took us on a trip. i would like to go again. president mazzucco: thank you. >> thank you. >> hi, my name is -- and i
represent the bernal heights neighborhood center, and i represent the media crew. we are here to talk about the youth summit we of the organizing in the excelsior district. this year, we are working on a youth summit addressing policing in our district. the past two were also organized with the captain of the ingleside station, so we are actually doing even collaboration with our districts, so i am going to pass it on to the youth and let them let you know what we have been doing. >> good evening. i am -- i represent the bernal heights community center, and we have been working for months planning this year's summit that will take place on may 19. it will be, the issues we will be addressing our cuts, lack of jobs, and police brutality.
we have, long way and analyzing a lot of these issues, and we feel it is important for our community to be aware of these issues that are present, all of the members of our community, and i just want to reiterate that it says a lot about our city to be able to have a meeting like this to be able to talk about these issues and to be able to appease the become together and talk about these issues that are going to benefit not just the youth in our communities but, you know, just everybody in the community u.s. misperceptions of the youth. -- who have misperceptions of the youth. i'd think this process is beautiful. thank you. >> hi, commissioners, committee members, all of you. my name is -- i am 17 years old, currently attending balboa high school, and i am also part of the mayor's youth program online at the bernal heights maker its center.
i am here to give you my input about the importance of having a good relationship with the police. in our community. when i was younger, i used to look at police as a super hero. as i get older, from what i have seen and heard according to a lot of my friends, they do not see them as super heroes. they do not see them as friends, as well. i do not personally believe that at all, but i think that all of us can be friends, and we are given the freedom -- but they do not give us the freedom to walk around our own neighborhood without police harassing us or suspected us of doing something horrible. we want to change each others' perceptions. we can do this by working more with each other, and we need to read more places like the youth summit where we can talk about the issues and events, such as
the youth summit that i was talking about, and we have already started working with supervisor campos and mr. avalos. we have a dialogue that we are working on to make sure that everyone's voices is heard. i will say that after the last summit, we participated, i am more comfortable saying hi to police i of men around my neighborhood. it changed a lot of my friends perception of the police, and i feel that i am doing something -- it should have been a priority of long time ago. this is important for all of us. thank you so much. president mazzucco: a thank you. >> good evening, board of supervisors, commissioners, and community members. my name is -- i am currently a student at abraham lincoln high school, and i am also part of
the mayor's program in my neighborhood. i believe that police have the right and authority to protect the members of my community. in my neighborhood however, some police are overstepping their authority. due to the actions of police, not being respected, and they are being harassed by police. they think the police are prejudiced because we feel the police judge us by the way, how we look, and our actions. i believe it is very important for the police and used to develop a good relationship. therefore, the youth can cooperate with the police and we can have a better and safer community. in order for this to happen, i suggest more youth programs and meetings like this where we come together to listen to each other's opinion. thank you. >> good evening, board of supervisors, commissioners, use
commissioners. my name is -- i am 16 years old, currently attending balboa high school as a junior. i am also part of a program. the relationship between the use and police now is complicated. we have and pointing fingers at each other on many issues which affect the peace and security of their neighborhood. common problems include lack of trust, racial, and cultural differences. for example, police caught us wandering around outside our neighborhood during school time without a positive attitude and proper communication with each other, it turned to violence and arrests with hearings and so on. it affected everyone, especially the families involved. why are these happening? what can we do together to prevent these from happening again? these are just some of the questions that we are asked over and over. there are so many things that we need to think about, such as our emotions and behavior. our emotions are important.
however, we sometimes find it hard to express ourselves. we need the police to approach us in a different way. lack of communication and information affects our relationship, and we need to have a place to learn about these things. both groups should work together for a better relationship. we want to be more involved and have our voices heard when it comes to making our neighborhoods safe. we need to be included. better communication, proper training, and more programs out there for years, understanding and respect for each other. thank you so much. >> hi, my name is -- hunter. i just want to say that i think it is a great idea for the use to be able to know -- for the use -- youth to know what role the police play as opposed to
terror. it is hard for them to relate when there is panic and chaos going on, and i also think it is very hard for youth to stay out of a system that they do not know anything about. thank you. >> hi. my name is -- williams. i am 17. i could to -- high school. i am a part of the partnership also. i think it would be very good if the police did get a bond with young people, because it would make everything better. the kids would not be, i hate the police, ron. everybody would be happier, and san francisco would be a better place for young people. thank you. president mazzucco: thank you. >> hello, my name is danny. the positive relationships could limit the racial tensions, because since a majority of the
young feel they are targeted for particular reasons, such as racial backgrounds or physical appearances, so we can engage in the communities together, especially with some of the safety issues in the community, or even have simple conversations, perhaps just say hi when you see us on the street. we need to build a successful alliance between us and the police by recognizing each other and working side by side. both will acknowledge each other as allies rather than enemies. i feel that this could prevent violence if we were together and treat each other with the same respect. thank you. president mazzucco: thank you. >> good evening, a board of supervisors, commissioner, community. my name is -- and i live in excelsior and participate in a program.